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    PCB Design

    Has anyone ever created their own PCB? I have been playing with my Arduino a lot lately. I bought some LED lights from Amazon and designed created my own light bar. I will upload pictures later. I attached a picture of my PCB layout that Im considering. I used Fritzing to design the board, and they will create my board for me for 21.63 plus shipping. Not too terrible for just one board.

    For my next project I want to create a Lightbar with RGB LEDs and a touch screen controller that will allow a user to select segments of LEDs, and pick the color.
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    Re: PCB Design

    A few years back when I was unemployed I designed a Formula 1-style tachometer for dirt bikes using ExpressPCB. I only ever made one prototype (for my own bike) and always wondered if I could have produced a marketable product... But I went back to work as a developer and hadn't given it much thought until now.
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    Re: PCB Design

    Quote Originally Posted by dclamp View Post
    I have been playing with my Arduino a lot lately.
    You're gonna go blind doing that.

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    Re: PCB Design

    BTW:

    It is pronounced 'ard weeno not ard reno.

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    Re: PCB Design

    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    You're gonna go blind doing that.
    Idle hands....

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    Re: PCB Design

    Quote Originally Posted by homer13j View Post
    A few years back when I was unemployed I designed a Formula 1-style tachometer for dirt bikes using ExpressPCB. I only ever made one prototype (for my own bike) and always wondered if I could have produced a marketable product... But I went back to work as a developer and hadn't given it much thought until now.
    That site looks a little more expensive than the site I was looking at. Fritzing Fab

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    Re: PCB Design

    You ordered from Amazon? Allow me to enlighten you:

    www.mouser.com
    www.jameco.com
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    Re: PCB Design

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow_Raider View Post
    You ordered from Amazon? Allow me to enlighten you:

    www.mouser.com
    www.jameco.com
    I use Jameco. However Amazon has a better price on RGB lights.

    Amazon 50 for $9.09 (Free 2 Day Shipping)
    Jameco 50 @ $1.29/each = $64.50

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    Re: PCB Design

    @dclamp, board designing is never a big issue, it’s just about you level of understanding of most concepts of electronics. Before making a multi-layered board for Arduino, it is absolutely important to read all the conventions used in multi-layered boards and commonly used conventions. Some new designs tend to ignore these rules thinking that they are not that important and the board will work which is wrong most of the time. It is important to select which layers you’ll use as power and which as ground and many other such things.

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